Have you ever considered eloping on the high seas? If the answer is no, this shipyard shoot, photographed beautifully by Nicole Chan at Boston’s historic Charlestown Navy Yard, will have you giving it some serious thought. Inspired by nautical elements and 1940s pinup glamour, the fashions featured are the whimsically chic creations of New England bridal couturier Seams, and they’ll give you seaworthy style in no time flat. Harper Della-Piana, the designer behind the brand, has been sewing since the age of two, and before she got into the world of bridal fashion, she was constructing costumes for New York’s finest performing artists, from ballerinas to Broadway stars. She is known for blending high fashion with green principles through the use of luxurious sustainable fabrics and by creating an eco-friendly work environment. Her designs are fresh, youthful, and refreshingly original. Step aboard, and let your eyes set sail.
This East Coast–chic bespoke suit features a duchesse satin pea jacket with baby-blue silk twill lining and vintage anchor buttons. It’s paired with matching tap shorts and a ruffled top from Seams’ ready-to-wear Wrapture collection, a line of versatile wrap-and-tie special occasion dresses and separates that have timeless silhouettes. The collection is perfect for bridesmaids who want rewearable pieces, and don’t they all?!
This one-of-a-kind tea-length dress was created from Seams’ “Alicia” pattern. It features an A-line skirt in the front and a half-circle skirt in the back for maximum swing. The vintage fabric is overlayed with beige tulle and hand-beaded with Aurora Borealis bugle beads. The gracefully playful tulle overjacket ties in the back, and it’s now available in Seams’ Etsy shop.
This photo shoot was submitted via Two Bright Lights.